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What’s New in FoodWorks 9 Professional

FoodWorks 9 Professional has major new features:

  • New and updated food composition data
  • New nutrients/components, including salicylates, amines and glutamate (SAG) for food intolerance
  • Updated nutrient reference values (NRVs) for sodium
  • Advanced: Control over the nutrient data displayed for brand name foods
  • Enhanced integration with our free iPhone app, Easy Diet Diary
  • New service: Get the analyses for a database currently using AUSNUT 2007 updated to AUSNUT 2011-13.

New and updated food composition data

AusFoods 2017

AusFoods, developed by Xyris Software, is our generic foods database. AusFoods contains over 13,000 food descriptions, organising them into a logical, intuitive hierarchy that makes it easier to find the food you are looking for. Each of the food descriptions in AusFoods has been mapped to a suitable match in AUSNUT 2011-13 to provide values for 53 nutrients/components. You can think of AusFoods as a friendly, expanded “wrapper” to AUSNUT 2011-13. AusFoods also has additional nutrients/components.

Here’s what’s new in AusFoods 2017:

  • Food intolerances data, salicylates, amines and glutamate (SAG), provided by the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Allergy Unit.
  • Additional data for added sugars and free sugars imputed from updates to AUSNUT 2011-13 provided by FSANZ in April 2016.
  • Anthocyanin and grams of wholegrain imputed from values for AUSNUT 2011-13 provided by the University of Wollongong.
  • Other minor updates and improvements.

AusBrands 2017

AusBrands, developed by Xyris Software, is our brand names database. AusBrands provides over 38,000 commercial food products available in Australian stores. Each of these food products is mapped to a suitable generic food in AusFoods to impute values for AUSNUT nutrients and components.

Here’s what’s new in AusBrands 2017:

  • Thousands of new and updated food products
  • Food intolerances data: salicylates, amines and glutamate (SAG) – provided by the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Allergy Unit.
  • Imputed values for the new nutrients/components in AusFoods 2017 – anthocyanin, grams of wholegrain, added sugars and free sugars. (NOTE: As these values are imputed from extensions made to AUSNUT they may not be correct. Please use and interpret this data with caution.)
  • Various refinements and corrections

Also, you can now control exactly what nutrient data you display for these food products. See ‘Advanced: Control over nutrient data displayed for brand name foods’ below.

FOODfiles 2016 (released April 2017)

FOODfiles represents the largest and most comprehensive collection of nutrient data in New Zealand (the New Zealand Food Composition Database). FOODfiles 2016 contains nutrient information on 2,631 foods including carbohydrate, protein, fat, cholesterol, caffeine, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, fibre, moisture and ash. In FoodWorks 9, this data source offers up to 142 nutrients/components (including Vitamin D2 and D3) for the complete set of foods.

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (Release 28)

The USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference is the major source of food composition data in the United States. In FoodWorks 9, this data source contains data on 8,790 food items, with 110 nutrients/components available, including Vitamin D2 and D3.

Other new and updated data

  • Updated Nestle data for special nutrition
  • Updated Abbott Nutrition data for special nutrition
  • Australian Historical Food Tables – a compilation from 1940 to 2007 provided by the University of Wollongong

New nutrients/components

Data for chemical food intolerance – Salicylates, amines and glutamate (SAG)

Chemicals involved in food intolerance are found in many different foods. The naturally occurring substances most likely to trigger reactions for sensitive individuals are salicylates, amines and glutamate (SAG). In FoodWorks 9 you can see the SAG content for over 13,000 foods in the AusFoods data source, as well as the SAG level for the many popular branded products. The SAG data has been provided by the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Allergy Unit in Sydney.

Added and free sugars

In April 2016, Food Standards Australia New Zealand updated AUSNUT 2011-13 to include additional data for added sugars and free sugars. Added sugars include added forms of dextrose, fructose, sucrose, lactose, sugar syrups and fruit syrups. Free sugars include all sugars defined as added sugars plus the sugar component of honey, fruit juice and fruit juice concentrates. These additional nutrients/components have been included in AusFoods 2017 and AusBrands 2017.

Others

These new nutrients/components have been provided by the University of Wollongong for AUSNUT 2011-13, and have been imputed for AusFoods and AusBrands:

  • Anthocyanin
  • Grams of wholegrain

Updated NRVs for sodium

Sodium was identified as a priority for review given the relationship between sodium intake and blood pressure. In July 2017, NHMRC approved revisions to the Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs) for sodium. FoodWorks 9 incorporates this update.

Advanced: Control over the nutrient data displayed for brand name foods

For AusBrands foods you can now control the nutrient data you see: whether it is drawn from the nutrition information panel (NIP) on the label, from AusFoods, or from a mix of the two. Choose from the following options:

  • The full range of nutrients imputed from AusFoods, except for sodium, which is drawn from the NIP. NOTE: This how AusBrands data was presented in FoodWorks 8.
  • The nutrient data from the NIP plus the imputed nutrients from AusFoods, thus merging the NIP and generic data.
  • Just the nutrient data from the NIP.
  • The full range of imputed nutrients from AusFoods (with no data from the NIP).

Enhanced integration with mobile app, Easy Diet Diary

Your clients can send you their food diaries from our free iPhone app, Easy Diet Diary. When you open their diary in FoodWorks 9, you can explore your client’s intake with the full power of FoodWorks analyses. With FoodWorks 9 experience a much smoother import of your clients’ diaries – less red and fewer adjustments to make.

New service: Re-analyse your data with AUSNUT 2011-13

Do you have a database that is analysed using AUSNUT 2007 as its primary data source? Thanks to the inclusion of a matching file provided by the University of Wollongong, we can now update your data for you, re-analysing your diets and recipes using AUSNUT 2011-13 Contact us to have your AUSNUT 2007 data updated to AUSNUT 2011-13.

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